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until the super bowl. this is just breaking out of the pentagon.. we'll have more later at five. >>> leon panetta just announced he is opening combat roles to women. this is breaking news from the pentagon. we'll have more later today on eyewitness news at 5:00. >>> and finally, it's a cat fight over cats. a new zealand environmental advocate wants to rid his country of pet cats. he says the felines threatening the native birds there. but cat lovers have their claws out saying the anti-cat guy should stay out of their lives and leave their cat companions alone. got to leave the cats alone, right? >> we like when it's raining cats and dogs. ba da bump! >> it is a little bit. >> have a great afternoon. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ]
to women. the new pentagon policy makes women eligible to serve in army and marine infantry units. there's also the potential for them to be a part of an elite special operations team like the navy s.e.a.l.s and delta force. >> she went on special missions working side by side with special forces. >> it was pretty cool. >> but in order to join women must be able to withstand the rigid strength and standard requirements with those units. >> there are jobs women can't do physically because they don't have the physical strength to do it. >> the pentagon is opening the >> by lifting the combat ban execution, the pentagon is opening its door to more women being killed or wounded in action. conflicts have cost more than 130 women their lives and more than 800 have been wounded. dawn halfacre lost her arm fighting alongside an infantry unit. >> there's not a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did we did with infantry units, we would do with shelled artillery units. we were all fighting the same thing, doing the same thing. >> this is the executive direc
were reported last year. but the real number of sexual assaults is far higher. the pentagon estimates more than 75% of those crimes go unreported. magalie laguerre wilkinson has the story of one woman who is trying to change that. >> soon after she enlisted in the air force, 24-year-old jennifer norris was invited to a party at her recruiter's house. that is where she says he put something in her drink that made her pass out. >> when i woke up the whole house was dark. nobody was there. and he picked me up. basically my powerless lifeless body and carried me into a bedroom and and he raped me. >> did you go to anybody to complain about this? >> no. i didn't. because i hadn't even started my career yet. >> she went on to become a technical sergeant handling satellite communicationsment but she says she was subjected to repeated sexual advances by another superior officer, and was afraid to report it. >> it's the retaliation. and i was scared to tell the commander who it seems like he was best friends with this man. >> reporter: well financial it was so bad why in the leave? >> we can't
in the military. the announcement coming from the pentagon that will open up thousands of new roles for female soldiers and sailors. >> send us your best 49er photos. we see a lot of people doing their best kaepernicking. send them to news@kpix.com or upload them to cbssf.com. we'll put them on tv. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. cost of chicken wings. a onwide shortage is d >>> the cost of everything super bowl is going up including the cost of chicken wings. a nationwide shortage is driving up prices to their highest ever.
secretary of defense leon panetta. we asked david martin at the pentagon to tell us more about what this will mean. >> reporter: the defense secretary's order will make women eligible to serve as infantrymen on combat patrol and even in elite special operations units like the navy seals. however, women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially grueling. combat operations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some, like dawn halfaker, were on the front lines commanding an m.p. platoon in iraq where she lost her arm fighting alongside the infantry. >> there's not a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did we did with infantry units. we would do with field artillery units. we were all fighting the same fight, doing the same thing. >> reporter: the best machine gunner in halfaker's platoon was victoria rivers, who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> working side by side with special forces teams was pretty cool. >> rep
. >>> well, make way for gi jane. the pentagon said it will lift its ban and allow women to be sent to the frontlines. they could even serve as elite commandos. cbs 5 reporter david martin says first there's one thing they'll have to prove. >> reporter: the defense secretary order will make women eligible to serve on combat patrol. however, women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially grueling. combat operations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some, like dawn, were on the frontlines, commanding a platoon in iraq, where she lost her arm fighting alongside the infantry. >> there's not a big difference at all. a lot of the missions we did with infantry and artillery units. we were all fighting the same fight. >> reporter: the best machine gunners in the platoon was victoria rivers, who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> i was side by side with special forces, and it was pretty cool. >
they can go on a spending spree. >>> in a surprising move, the pentagon announced it will lift its ban and allow women to be sent to the front lines. senior defense officials say defense secretary leon panetta will change the rules today that will allow women to serve in patrol and commando roles. the military services will have until 2016 to allow women to join combat positions. >>> tough questions for secretary of state hillary clinton on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the senate and house foreign relations committees grilled her for more than five hours yesterday. clinton was accused of not doing enough to provide protection and of misleading the public in the aftermath of four americans being killed. the secretary responded to say she is focused on trying to fix what went wrong. >>> and secretary clinton's replacement will begin his nomination process today. senator john kerry will go before the senate foreign relations committee in the first step to become the next secretary of state. to prepare for his new role, the senator will h
, but pentagon investigators have now determined there was no miss conduct by general allen. in case you missed it, the president and mrs. obama attended two inaugural balls last night. at the commander in chief ball, they danced to al green's "let's stay together." you may remember the president singing a bit of that last year. the first lady's ruby red gown was designed by jason wu. he also designed her inaugural gown four years ago. beyonce's performance of the national anthem at the inauguration got rave reviews but today questions were raised about whether she was actually singing or lip synching. sources telling us that beyonce was singing live. but over a prerecorded track. she recorded that track earlier in case something went wrong. and the musical accompaniment by the marine band, that was a recording. there is one state in america where the glass ceiling has been obliterated, at least in politics. that story is next. why they're being targeted to pay for sa >>> the bay area getting a new rail line, and it will cost some property owners. why they're being targeted to pay for the
they are or are not advancing. >> pelley: elizabeth, thanks very much. as we first reported last night, the pentagon is lifting the ban on women serving in combat. the official announcement came today from defense secretary leon panetta, and general martin dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. panetta said not everyone can qualify for combat, but everyone is entitled to the chance. what is causing batteries on the 787 dreamliner to burn? we'll investigate. sub-zero temperatures turn a lake into a steam bath. and we'll show you some rare color photos of world war ii when the cbs evening news continues. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline
targeting gun trafficking. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >>> and the pentagon has officially lifted its ban on women in combat. today defense secretary leon panetta finalized the historic change. the new policy will open up more than 200,000 front line jobs to women mostly in the army and marines. >> the burden used to be we would say why should a woman serve in a particular specialty? now it's why shouldn't a woman serve in a particular specialty? >> the changes will not come overnight. the new policy will be phased in over the next three years. >>> if you're heading to new orleans for the super bowl, be warned. getting a cab may be tougher than you ever imagined. city regulations require credit card machines to be in the back of the cab so passengers can run them themselves. but cab drivers say they are having a hard time getting the new equipment and permits in time for the super bowl crowd. one city councilman warns the process is taking too long. >> i was out here for three hours yesterday not a single taxicab was processe
-breaking mission in washington, the pentagon is set to end its ban on women in active combat missions. >> women have been fighting and dying in combat have proven they're fully capable of doing this. >>> apple shares fell 10% thursday, that's a loss of about $50 million. >>> prince harry back on british oil after deployment in afghanistan. >> i'm looking to catch up with people behind closed doors. you guys aren't invited. >>> all that -- >> the miami hurricanes destroyed and took down duke. >>> inexcusable, indefensible downright extraordinary. >>> all that the mares. >> as much as 81% people lie on online dating sites. which manti te'o says now you tell me. >>> the controversy wages on over whether beyonce lip synced the national anthem at the inauguration. >> it's now official jay-z has 100 problems. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the cold air mass that pushed temperatures well below zero in the midwest has descended on the northeast. it is making life tough for thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new
at the benghazi hearings. will it help or hurt a possible presidential run? >>> for the first time the pentagon gives women the right to serve in combat and hay, some farmers don't have enough and some farmers are going to extremes to get it. >>> and this morning's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> it's very, very cold. the wind is definitely cutting into me. >> reporter: a brutal cold front freezes over the northeast. >> windchill advisories in at least a dozen states from north dakota to new england. >> the frigid arctic air schools to close and transportation problems. >> scientists say it's due to a strange phenomenon called january. >>> we heard there was protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. >> hillary clinton took t
now support citizenship. that's up from 31% in the 2010 survey. >>> a pentagon investigation has cleared general john allen in the email scandal that brought down general david petraeus. petraeus resigned as head of the cia back in november after the fbi uncovered evidence he had an affair with his biographer. allen had been linked to the scandal for exchanging potentially inappropriate e- mails with a woman who sparked the petraeus investigation. but the defense department says the allegations that those e- mails were inappropriate are unsubstantiated. allen's nomination to become top commander of nato is still on hold at this time. >>> investigators say a fire sparked on a boeing 787 dreamliner was not caused by an overcharged battery as first thought. japan's transport agency says the lithium ion battery that overheated on the 787 experienced a sudden drop in voltage. all 50 of the dreamliners have been grounded after the jet made an emergency landing in japan a week ago. boeing is trying to address those electrical problems. >>> the house is
. the policy will be phased in over the next 3 years. >>> the pentagon is also devising a plan to pull remaining u.s. troops out of afghanistan. but that doesn't mean the mission there is over. in fact, cbs 5 reporter john ramos says an air national guard unit from the bay area is headed to afghanistan. >> our mission is simple to save lives. >> reporter: when the 129th rescue wing at moffett field gears up, it usually means someone is in trouble. >> a lot of people think we do medevac but it transports patients so they can't fly into active combat area. our helicopters are armed and our crews are trained to go and rescue people where others can't. >> reporter: and that will be a useful skill as this wing of the california air national guard is being sent to bases in afghanistan and southern africa. the 210 airmen being deployed will spend four months flying rescue missions in some dangerous places. >> both search and extraction missions, some that are publicized, some not. >> reporter: the helicopters and c-130 refuelers play a vital support role
: the military operation is an international effort and the pentagon is now saying its involvement could last another two weeks. on the main airfield in the capital bamako, a huge operation is under way. u.s. transport planes are critical. at this stage they are limited in part of the effort, carrying more than a hundred tons of cargo they picked up in france. colonel kevin oliver is one of the commanders. >> primarily what you'll see is a lot of vehicles and then the french troops requirious to support those vehicles and drive them. >> reporter: the french operation is aimed at these fighters, financed by smuggling and kidnapping. over ten months they've conquered town and town. less than 300 miles from the capital, the french launched a series of air strikes, and this one captured by civilians on cell phones. now french ground troops along with malian soldiers are pushing back, reclaim their territory. their aim is to reclaim the towns and force them to retreat completely into mali's northern desert. we're on our way north now into the zone of military operations, bu
issues, particularly gay rights, were settled during his first term, when at the pentagon and throughout all military service, "don't ask, don't tell" was ended under his watch and he embraced formally for the first time gay marriage across the country. what arguments are to be settled for fought for in the future? climate change, immigration and tax reform among others. the president did at one point in his speech say there are some parts of government that need to be reformed, but our usefulness of one small olive branch to republicans. but we are not a nation of takers and the fundamental foundations of the great society, medicare, medicaid and social security will be preserved under his watch and the encroachments republicans would like to make on those programs from the president's perspective in the name of deficit reduction will be, if not repelled, at least resisted. scott? >> major, thank you very much. this is the crowd in washington, d.c., live, as they begin to wander away from the national mall, after witnessing american history firsthand. during the president's first inaugu
. the pentagon scraps its ban on women serving in combat, opening up thousands of positions on the front lines. >>> the gun control debate enters the halls of congress today as democratic lawmakers introduce a bill banning assault rifles. >>> and bruised apple. shares of the tech giant crash after it fails to meet wall street's expectations. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 24th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. today defense secretary leon panetta will make a historic change for the united states military. the pentagon will lift its ban for women serving in combat roles. they comprise more than 14% of all active duty personnel, and more than a quarter of a million, 280,000 women, have served in iraq afghanistan, or neighboring countries in support of those two wars. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. today's announcement overturns a 1994 ban o
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